Media Event: NEW CASTLE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY OPEN HOUSE

The New Castle County Department of Public Safety is continuously looking for motivated individuals with a desire to serve their community with a career in the Division of Police, the Emergency Medical Services, or Emergency Communications.

This opportunity is open to the public and is intended to help prospective applicants learn more about each division and what each career entails.

New Castle County Division of Police, New Castle County Emergency Medical Division, New Castle County Emergency Communications Division, New Castle County Emergency Management and the New Castle Emergency Management Citizen Corps are committed to broadening the diversity of its police officers, paramedics, and dispatchers to bring more backgrounds and life experiences into each career.publicsafety

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POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE WITH RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

(Hockessin, DE 19707) Yesterday (Sept 17), at approximately 8:30 p.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Wagon Wheel Lane in the community of Denison Ridge for the report of a Burglary to a residence.   When they arrived at the scene the officers learned that a suspect did in fact break into the residence and steal numerous items.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit have since assumed the investigation.

The detectives are asking for anyone who has surveillance footage of the area or anyone might have witnessed any suspicious behavior in this community to contact

Detective Laux at Alex.Laux@newcastlede.gov (302) 395-2756 or

Detective McCole at Megan.McCole@newcastlede.gov (302) 395-2786.

Citizens with information can also call our non-emergency number at 302-573-2800. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or IM us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

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IN MEMORIAM: LT JOSEPH SZCZERBA

On this date, eight years ago, Lieutenant Szczerba of the New Castle County Division of Police went to backup other officers who were searching for a disorderly man near Penn Acres Park. He located the man at East Roosevelt Avenue and Fithian Drive and, after a short foot chase, began to struggle with him. During the struggle, the subject pulled out a knife and stabbed Lieutenant Szczerba.

Other officers were able to take the subject into custody. Lieutenant Szczerba was transported to Christiana Hospital where he succumbed to the wound.

On September 30th, 2013, the subject pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and 13 additional counts. On January 17th, 2014, the subject was sentenced to two life terms in prison without parole.

Lieutenant Szczerba was posthumously promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and awarded the department’s Medal of Honor.

“Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.”
 
-Laurence Binyon

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Lt. J Szczerba